Marco TabiniMacworld

Marco Tabini is based in Toronto, Canada, where he focuses on software development for mobile devices and for the Web.

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Mac Gems: Despite its UI, Skype is still the go-to app for Internet communications

It's hard to beat the features and flexibility that Skype offers for communicating via the Internet.

Tweet heard 'round the stock market makes Carl Icahn Apple's unlikely white knight

How can a single tweet from corporate takeover tycoon Carl Icahn make such a difference in the fortunes of Apple's stock? Marco Tabini explains why Icahn is such a significant figure in the financial realm, and what he might mean to Cupertino.

Mac Gems: MYStuff Pro 2.0 a flexible inventory database

MYStuff Pro is a database for cataloging all kinds of stuff.

Why the Chromecast's future could be brighter than the Apple TV's

Support for third-party apps is a decisive advantage in Google's bid to dominate your living room experience.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Spokes and links

Fashion makes a strong appearance in this week’s roundup of iPhone cases, with models for all seasons and tastes. Plus, we have a special treat for lovers of the velocipede, who can finally put their wheels where their phones are.

Hands-on: Tastemade turns everyone into a food TV star

Ever dreamed of having your own food-related TV show? The folks behind the new app Tastemade want to lend you a hand.

The Week in iPad Cases: A day in the life

The ever-popular Fab Four make an appearance in this week's iPad case roundup, lending the covers of their celebrated albums to your protective needs. We’ve also got a few cases that could be used in a battlefield—and some that remind us of the sacrifices that war demands.

Apple's Store app now offering app freebies

After a recent update, the company is now using its online shopping app to promote content across its various properties -- including, of course, the App Store.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Split hearts

In this week’s iPhone-case roundup, we bring you a protective accessory that offers the definitive answer to the question, “Where did I put my charger?” We’ve also got one that splits a heart in two, with sparkling crystals to boot.

Lack of focus killed FileMaker's Bento

Bento, FileMaker's entry-level database app, was too simple for sophisticated users, and too complex for its intended audience.

How the iPhone has changed the way we shop

Shopping is not on Marco Tabini's list of favorite activities—but Apple's technologies are turning what is often a chore into an almost pleasant experience.

Review: SushiReader a simple app for RSS feeds

SushiReader is a good RSS reader for readers who don't need a lot of features.

The Week in iPad Cases: Oh boy!

In this week’s iPad-case roundup, you’ll find lots of fashionable accessories, with a hint of luxurious materials such as waxed canvas and high-grain leather. If you prefer whimsy, however, fear not, for we’ve engaged the services of a certain famous rodent to help us with a bit of cartoony wackiness.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Flipped

In this week's iPhone-case roundup, many of the options are as much about looks as they are about protection, thanks to luxurious touches and plenty of leather to go around.

Mac Gems: Get control of your Mac's desktop with Desktop Groups

If you like to use your desktop as a place to save frequently-accessed files, Desktop Groups can help keep those files organized.